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EHGLISH TOFFEE 

Ruhleben Stores 




THE IRISH PLAYERS 

will sljortly 

PRESENT 

CÄTHLEEN NI HOULIHÄN by W. B. Yeats 
SPREÄDING THE NEWS bg Lady Gregory 

and 

THE RISING OF THE MOON bg Lady Gregory 



From the Repertoire of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. 
With an all Irish cast. 



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Ruhleben 



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June 



Chmp 



1915. 




|hank you is the bürden of our song this 
immber. Thank you to everyone, to those 

5 who helped in the production of our first 
number, to those who bought it and were 

{f kind enough to express their appreciation. 
At the same time the Camp has not quite taken us at our 
word- Last time we said quite clearly that we wished our 
Journal to be a true expression of Camp life and that it 
was to be written by the Camp for the Camp. Thus we 
had hoped to have received many messages of friendly 
criticism and Suggestion, which have, however, been unfor- 
tunately lacking. If you don't like a feature, please write 
and teil us; drop a note into our letter box as you go 
along the promenade, we shall appreciate it very much. 
By the way, to all and sundry, no one is making anything 
out of this paper — except the advertisers who get 
increased business. 




2S9* 



WE throw a bouquet at the gentleman in Barrack 2 who 
started the gardening idea. 



WE throw a bouquet,,, a nice one füll of roses, to the A. & 
S. U. for having at last justified its existence by giving us the 
directions (induded in this number) as to how to> get bread 
from England through in good condition. 



WE blush and do not mention the still fresh bouquets on 
our own office table. 



ARTS & SCIENCE 
UNION 



THE PROGRAMME OF LECTURES, as given in the last issuse 
continues in force, with the addition of a series of lectures on 
the Human Body by Mr. Edge at 10 a. m. on Tuesdays. 
Mr. Smith will continue Mr. Bröse's lectures on mechanics into the 
field of Hydrostatics, and Mr. Bröse will commence a series of 
lectures on elementary coordinate geometry and conic sections, at 
times to be announced. 

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a. m. a POPULÄR 
LECTURE ON SOME TECHNICAL SUBJECT is given, as a rule 
two lectures in sequence by the same lecturer. Among the subjects 
already arranged for are f uel economy ; fire-prevention ; the production 
of iron; transport; producing, buying and selling electricity; mecha- 
nical flight; the modern newspaper. 

Every Saturday at 3 p m. a POPULÄR LECTURE on some 
BRITISH COLONY OR FOREIGN COUNTRY treated particularly 
from the economic and commercial point of view, is given. Lec- 
tures are already arranged for Canada, China, and Russia. The 
Union would be greatly indebted for assistance in maintaining a 
supply of lecturers in this field. 

MONDAY EVENINGS IN THE HALL will be devoted to 
artistic work of all kinds. A English Folk-Act evening, a lecture 
on Modern Drama illustrated by short scenes from plays acted in 
costume, a madrigal concert, a chamber music evening, a poetry 
evening, are in course of preparation. 

STUDY FACILITIES are dealt with by a sub-committee as 
announced by a notice posted in each barrack The Third Grand 
Stand is being fitted by the Education Department of the Camp 
with tables and seating accomodation, for those wishing to work 
out of doors. 

A weekly meeting of BIOLOGISTS, CHEMISTS & PHYSICISTS 
on Wednesday at 6 p. m. has been arranged for the purpose of 
hearing papers on subjects of mutual interest, to be followed by a 
discussion. 

Membership of the Union is open to all members of the Camp 
in sympathy with its aims. There is no subscription. Attention is 
drawn to the NOTICE BOARD at the First Grand Stand, near the 
German parcels office. All lectures are free to all members of 
the Camp. 

H. S. HATFIELD, 

Hon. See. 
Barrack 3, Box 10. 
AD VT. 



HO W THE CJIMP SPENDS 
ITS MONEY. 

Interview with Camp Treasurer. 

AÄ^E intend to make this paper, in so far as we are able, 
a real expression of Camp life and Camp views." 

This was the policy of this paper, as outlined in our first 
number, and in accordance with that policy our representative 
called o>n Mr. Jones, the Camp Treasurer, and requested an inter- 
view on the subject of the pecuniary affairs of the Camp. The 
irequest was readily granted and we trust the result thereof 
will be that the Camp will have a clearer idea as to the 
point of view from which the funds are menaged — a point 
of view by the way, which has hitherto never been explained 
to the Camp owing, this we must add in fairness to the 
Captains, to the lack of a vehicle therefor. 

"(Well, what is it you want to know ?" asked Mr. Jones. 

"Quite bluntly this : the Camp has seen the Balance Sheet 
and the Camp is not satisfied with it. The Camp wants to 
know where the details are.'' 

"It must be remembered that there is no necessity at all 
tfor us to publish these accounts. They are put into this form 
at the request of the American Embassy and the Embassy 
were asked by us for sanction to publish them. The Captains 
are responsible to the Embassy and to no one eise as regards 
the pecuniary matters of the Camp. The Embassy has audited 
the accounts and the letter accompanying the auditor's certi- 
ficate is surely sufficient to show that the accounts are in 
order and approved of." 

'It is the old question, Mr. Jones, which a large Pro- 
portion of the Camp is constantly asking — whether justified 
or not is not for me to say at present. It is 'Are the Captains 
igoing to take their fellow-prisoners into their comf idence or 
are they seeking to set up an absolutely autocratic regime?" 

"That has nothing to do with me, apply elsewhere." 

"But surely you regard the Captains as answerable to the 
Camp as well as to the Embassy with regard to Camp matters." 

"So far as pecuniary matters are concerned, Mr. Powell 
is answerable personally and solely to the American Embassy." 

"But the Captains' Office is, or was at its inception at 
least, meant to be a democratic institution." 

"That has nothing to do with money matters. The Cap- 
tains job was to organise the Camp, and I think the various 
departments of Camp life offer sufficient evidence as to both 
their capabilities and industry in this direction." 



"Can you give me all the details of the item : 'General 
Camp Expenditure' on the Balance Sheet?" f 

"No, I cannot. It would entail a large amount of uni- 
necessary analysis and in my opinlon it is not called for. 
I have quite enough to do to classify the accounts as they 
appear on the financial statement." 

"Who are the paid workers and who are not ?" 

"The police force are unpaid. The Post officials are 
unpaid, so are also Barrack Cashiers, Laundrynnen, Sub-captains, 
Libranans, Kitchen inspectors, Postmen, etc. etc. The people 
in the Canteen obtain their dinners from the Casino, as they 
cannot go up for their meals at regulär times. The same 
applies to part of the office staff, and the hot-water men. 
The Camp Carpenter, Mr. Osborne, although working from 
morning tili night, does his work quite voluntarily, only being 
allowed his dinner from the Casino. The assistant carpenters 
are paid the usual workers' wages, that is to say, 5 M aj week 
or they can choose to have a meal from the Casino. No-one 
gets more than 8 M per week. The Captains do not get 
paid nor do they get their dinners free, nor do they get any- 
thing free." 

"Do I understand rightly that in future the funds of all 
Societies in the Camp are to remain in the hands of the Camp 
treasurer and that being so any Society which wishes to spend 
2d must come to you for it?" 

"No, not quite so bad as that, an Entertainment Com- 
mittee has been formed, certainly, which will control the finances 
of all societies professing to work for the entertainment of 
the Camp, and that Committee will have charge of their funds. 
All proposed productions must be submitted to that Committee 
with an estimate of the cost of same and the expenses will 
be paid out of the common fund." 

"Yes, and that raises a very important question. Is that 
Committee going to work on the basis that Shows must inake 
a profit for the Camp Fund, so that the more cheaply pro- 
duced Shows will receive preferencs, apart from the question 
as to which Shows will entertain the Camp most ?" 

"I understand that any entertainment which the Com- 
mittee think will amuse the Camp will be sanctioned, provided 
the cost of production is reasonable and within the means at 
the disposal of the Committee." 

"And what would happen to the profit finally left over ? 
For all these shows do make a profit, don't they?" 

"No, the Dramatic Society for instance has made no profit 
whatever, but any surplus existing when the Camp breaks up 
will be handed over to the American Ambassador." 

(Continued on page 6) 




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"But you must admit that the expenses of the Dramatic 
Society for mstance, will be greatly lessened in the future, 
because they have now a large stock of properties on hand 
and therefore will probably show a considerable balance on 
the right side before the Camp breaks up and certainly this 
will be the case with the Revue people and the Variety Shows, 
not to speak of the Irish players." 

"That may be so, but it is hypothetical, as in all pro- 
bability we shall not find a buyer for all these properkies 
when we make traeks for home!" 

"Handing the balance of the Camp fund over to the 
American Ambassador means, I take it, that it will ultimately 
pass into the Exchequer of the English Government, just as 
the money we receive through the Embassy comes therefrom 
originally." 

"Yes, I assume that to be the case. My responsibility 
in this connection ceases on handinig the surplus over to the 
Embassy." 

"Another case, the Mumming Birds held their Show with 
a view to raising funds for a definite object, but under this 
new regime, surely it will not be possible for any Society 
giving shows to determine the object toward which any profit 
they may make shall contribute." 

"Oh, certainly not. If the object, however, be a worthy 
one, there is no doubt as to the object receiving the consi- 
deration of the Committee and the Captains, provided of course 
that the military authorities also give their sanction." 

"What do you think, Mr. Jones, of the Suggestion oi 
a Camp tax ?" 

"I think it a good one, but the usual objection a Bri- 
tisher has to taxes of any descnption would in our case make 
it difficult to collect. Wip are not in a position to put in the 
Bums when a man refuses to pay, you see. In order to obviate 
any difficulty, the Captains decided to ask the American Embassy 
if it would pay any reasonable expense which was necessary 
for the upkeep and running of the Camp, and received an 
affirmative reply." 

"What does the race-course cost us ?" 

"It costs us 1000 M. (£ 50) for the season, which cxpires 
in September." 

"And after then?" 

"After then we go home." (Perhaps ! — Ed.) 

"Just one more question. Why shouldn't we get our hot 
water free of charge?" 

"Because we do not believe in giving things free of 
charge. It has been tried and it has been a failure. Free 



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distribution has invariably been abused. Besides, the money de- 
nved from that source goes to keeping the Canteen prices steady." 
"You mean that what we gain on the roundabouts we 
loose on the swinging-boats ?" 

"Well, that is one way of looking at it. But then re- 
member it is highly important to keep food-stuff prices steady 
and also a point to be borne in min'd is that the people w|ho 
buy the hot water are chiefly those who are presumably well 
able to pay for it. If a man has no means, he can always 
fetch his coffee from the kitchen. As a matter of fact, a 
new arrangement is being made, with a view to reducing the 
price of water, (Books of tickets will be issued — Ed.) and 
you will hear of this in due course." 

"Taxing the rieh to feed the poor, eh?" 

"Well yes it is that to a certain extent." 

"Thank you Mr. Jones, good-day !" T. A. B. 



L ONEL Y LANE. 

(Jl Hint for the Ruhleben Camp jluthorities.) 



/^"\H, were I but a Captain bold, 
^-* Or graced some Camp Committee 
On scores of bored and harassed souls 

I'd take a little pity. 
And plan a spot called Lonely Lane 

Somcwhere in Prison City. 

The nervous wrecks & moody wights, 
Heart-sick and rumoun-ridden, 

Might mope in peace, secured by law 
Unchallenged and unchidden, 

For on a board should stand out piain 
ALL TALKING IS FOR BIDDEN. 

In misanthropic paradise 

Our ears should find protection, 
From windbags eager to discharge 

Some murderous predilection, 
Or. worin their victims* secrets out 

For ruthless vivisection. 

No self-styled strategist should prate 
Of ships and arms and horses, 

Or lecture there on strength of arms, 
And tactics of the forces 

Or trump up Russian victories 

From more than dubious sources. 



'Tis weary work to cloak with smiles 

Our fits of desperation 
To shape each act and work to meet 

The public approbation, 
And never find a quiet nook 

For silent meditation. 

Poor captives grow by daily use 

So sick of one another. 
They fly to see the friend's approach 

Who once was like a brother: 
And seek a place, where ill-concealed 

Vexation they can smother. 

The weary clatter of the clogs 
Upon the concrete flooring, 

The wagging of a hundred tongues 
In stale discussion warring. 

The jokes, the whistling soon become 
Insufferably boring. 

But there from racket we should find 
A lull of calm reflection: 

Aplace where n one should need to hide 
The traces of dejeetion: 

Or if he laughed, might laugh alone, 
And fearless of detection- 



H. J. IV. Tilyard. 
(Copyright strictly reserved by H.J. IV. 77/yarJ, Edinburgh Univ.) 



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DO you like this n;umber? Will you be good enough to 
give us your opinion on a postcard, toigether with any sugges- 
tions you may care to mäke. 



WE jowe an apology and an explanation to the Arts & 
Science Union. In our last issue we announced that this body 
intended to organise an exhibition of artistic work done in 
the Camp and we assure the Committee that we had really no 
idea of forestalling them when we entered upon the poster 
campaign for our first number. 



OWING to the "unforeseen circumstances" delaying publi- 
cation of our first nuniber, we {regnet that we did not leave 
sufficient time for those who wished to enter for our shoirt 
story competition and have therefore decided not to close entries 
until the lOth of next month. 



WILL the Camp please note that our advertisement pages 
are Iby no means the 1-e'ast interesting feature of the paper; 
The advertisement of the various official stores, for instance, 
will, [we feel sure, satisfy a long-felt want, for lacking as they 
do a shop-window, this announcement will give the Camp an 
idea of what they really have in stock. 



WITH regard to the "Official notices", may we point out 
that these pages are supplied to ^is by the Captains' Office 
and (that we have therefore no editorial' responsibility for them. 



IN [response to numeroius enquiries, we beg to state that 
we have no official information as to whether the Captains' 
Office has been whitewashed or not. 



WE have, however an official denial of the statement 
that Mr. Adler will produce "Hamlet" next month and himself 
play the title role (Our rjude 5Uib-editor says "I should |say 
Adler has played 'Hamlet' often enough in the Camp already",) 

The same applies to the rumour that the Dramatic Society 
intends shortly to present Goethe's "Faust" done into English 
out of the French by a prominent member of that body. 

(Continued on page 10) 



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VUHCAH JONES. 



ne *e« of thf fqrtmqht ! 






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WE very much regret that oiur attempt to produce a poster 
which fwould be pleasing to Mr. Leigh Henry and other disciples 
of Futurism in the Camp should have led to so many misun- 
derstandings and misconceptions. Our tarne artist was really to 
blame. It happened thus. We told our artist that he was to 
produce a futurist poster. He refused. He wasn't any blankety- 
blank-blank-blank futurist. But when we explained that what 
was wanted was "only a bit of wall-paper gone mad" he 
gieefully assented and executed the commission in irreproachable 
fashion. In order to enhance the »effect of the work of art, 
we ( appended without permission (believing as we do that the 
end would justify the means) the name of a Futurist devotee 
well-known in Arts & Science circles. We beg the gentleman's 
pardon, but really we had nothing at all to do with the con- 
gratulations showered iupon him by other devotees, acolytes, 
disciples, or whatever may be the correct name, of Futurism. 
Indeed, we ourselves also suffered considerable inconvenience, 
for our sanctum was invaded by a quartette of very youthful 
little Futurists who retarded our editorial labours by talking 
of the emotional, the phsychologic'al, the intuitive, the propheiic 
qualities of the poster and described its "evocativity on their 
subcons'ciousnesses , ^ Also we were not to blame that a (well-knojwn 
theatrical producer should hystericalty beg the gentleman whose 
name adorned the poster to give up his scientific labours and 
to devote his future exclusively to Futurism. The day following 
our advertising campaign, our office was electrified by a com- 
mission for a similar poster for a Shakespearean play. We 
conveyed the samt to our artist with due pomp and icircum- 
stance, but he received us with naughty words and indignant 
questionings as to whether the damned people thought he were 
serious. Ultimately we were driven to the device of getting 
the scientific gentleman himself to paint a poster and append- 
ing our artist's name thereto. Alas ! The commissioner turned 
it down with the remark that it bore a striking similarity to the 
inside of a butcher's shop gone mad. Che gente ! Che gente ! 



AN apology to the Camp as a whole — and this should 
have come at the head of our coltimn, — for the false hopes 
raised by our poster: "IN RUHLEBEN CAMP — OUT TO- 
MORROW"., . 

IN our next number we hope to include an illustrated article 
on "Wonderland", to be found behind Barracks 4 and 3. 



MR. ;Hatfield has received the following: 

"Dear Hatfield: — I am instructed by the committee of 
the R. D. S. to give you the following reply to yoiur appli- 
cation for permission to produce the 'Master Builder' : The 
committee of the R. D. S. have considered Mr. Hatfield's Eng- 
lish translation of the Master Builder and regret they are unable 
to pass it as they do not consider it fit for Ruhleben. The 
play as translated possesses no dramatic merit, is absolutely 
deficient in action and the dialogue, in the opinion of the 
committee, does not attain the necessary level to compensate 
for these deficiencies. 

Yours — 

W. J. Crossland Briggs." 

Poor old Hatfield and poor old Ibsen too ! 



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GREAT NEWS ! We are pleased to announce that very 
shortly the price of hot water will be reduced. Books 
of tickets will be issued which wi'.l enable those who are constant 
queuers at the hot-water shed to iget their needs supplied at 
greatly decreased cost. Congratulate the Captains on a really 
sensible bit of work ! 



BY the way, if you don^t like (the advertisements, teil 
the advertiser. If you do like the advertisements — and this 
is the important thing — teil him so — it's good for us. 



The following has been handed to us : 

RUHLEBEN MUSICAL SOCIETY: At a meeting held on 
the third grand stand on Thursday, June 15 th, at which ßfj 
professional musicians were present. The above-named society 
was formed. Its objects are 1) to secure accomodation for prac- 
tice and study for the professional musicians and students in- 
terned here. 2) to organise concerts and other musical enter- 
tainments in the Camp. An election by ballot for officers and 
committee resulted as follows: CHAIRMAN, Rcland Bocquet; 
VICE-CHAIRMAN, E. L. Bainton, SECRETARY, Edward Bon- 
hote. COMMITTEE: Peebles-Conn, B. J. Dale, F. Keel, W. 
Pauer, B. Treharne, C. Weber. 

This is the official account: ours is much funnier. 



WE beg to thank the gentlemen who stole our posters 
for the compliment they pay us as surely we are justified in 
inferring that they intend to use them as Souvenirs and for no 
other purpose. If they will call at the office, we will give them 
some more. 



ALL honour to Loft B, Barrack 2 for the excellent example 
they have set us with their tea-meeting. Unfortunately we have 
too little of the tea-meeting spirit in the Camp, we sneak 
away into boxes and cubby-holes, we gather in cliques and 
groups lac'king that "all good pals together" spirit which one 
would expect to find in a British Gefangenenlager. However 
Loft B, Barradk^ 2 perceived this and determined to fight against 
it. The receipt of a large number of parcels led to the Suggestion 
made by Mr. Saunders, one of the fortunate recipients, that 
the lot should be pooled and the Loft have a tea-meeting. The 
Suggestion was acted on, each assisting according to his means 
and a rollicking evening that has greased the temper of the 
Loft ever since was spent. The sing-song which followed the 
banquet was quite spontaneous and was the jollier therefor. 
Not the least notable item was the oratorical effort of Mr. 
Smith, Ibetter know as Ted or Joe, who, as our Barrack 2 
correspondent teils us, swung the Loft off its feet. 

Other Barracks, other Lofts read, mark, learn and then 
you too may inwardly digest ! 



MR. Sullivan informs us that he has resigned the Presidency 
of the Sports Committee. We understand that Mr. Sullivan 
requested the latter bodjy for a grant of 20 M. towards the 
50 M. which had to be raised on behalf of the tearn, the "Rest 
of the Camp", which pulled against Barrack 4 in a tug-of-war, 
the condkions of the pull being that each side should put up 



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50 M. — 'money to be spent in medals to go to- the winners. 
This grant was refused and Mr. Sullivan saw no other course 
open to him than to resign. 

By the way, is it ahvays necessary to have prizes ,when 
ever we indulge in sport ? We -used to be rather proud of 
our amateur spirit in England! 



Mr. A. W. M. Platow (Bar. 2, Box 25) informs us that he 
is willing to place his knowledge of German legal matters at 
the disposal of any vvho need such assistance free of Charge. 



BY the way, we are interested to learn that Mr. Leigh) 
Henry and Mr. Andy Reynolds intend to submit "A Midsummer 
Night's Dream" for production to the committee of the Dramatic 
Societv. 



THE Brothers Stein inform us that they intend to produce 
the iGerman play "Doktor Klaus" on August the Ist and meanwhile 
Mr. Fritz Grib is preparing the German operetta "Der Graf 
von Luxemburg" for Performance in the middle of July. 



WE have asked Mr. Butterworth to give us some Information 
as to the new Dramatic Society which we hear he is forming. 
But jip to going to press, nothing is to hand. 



If you can see them from behind 
Then you're sure it's Rosalind. 

From "The Ruhleben Shakespeare". 



HENRY C. MAHONEY 

Barrack 5, Box 4. 
(Holder World's Record of fine art carving.) 

ENGRRVER & DESIGNER 

Inscriptions, designs, names & initials artiscally 
inscribed on any metal, wood & ivory. 

Special Ruhleben Designs submitted free 

( ppointed special Engraver to Sports Committee. 
Football Clubs & „In Ruhleben Camp"). 

NO ORDER TOO LARGE. NO ORDER TOO SMALL 

Woks purchased by H. M. King George V , 

H M. King Alphonse of Spain, Andrew Carnegie 

ar.d many other notabilities. Ask to see the 

World's Record 

THE CAMP ENGRAVER: 2«| Kiosk, Ruhleben Parade. 

Business Hours : 5 a. m. — 9 p. m. 

SUNDAYS? NO! 



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PROSPECTS 

OF THE 

CRICKET SEJISON 



TO build any forecast of the Coming cricket season lipon 
the result of a few trial matches anld a fortnight of nets 
— on the System of one barrack, one niet — is an alrnost 
impossible task, but perhaps a few cautious prophecies may 
be hazarded. 

The bowling appears ät present to be strenger than ihe 
batting, but this is almost certainly due to lack of experience 
on matting ; and on the excellent wickets which Mr. Andrews 
prepares the position should be revereed bafore many weeks. 
It is exceedingly fortunate for the Camp that Mr. Andrews 
is lnterned here. 

Among the barracks the most fancied seem to be 4, 5, 
3 and 10. Of these, 4 possess a really good pair of bowlers, 
but their batting is rather an nnknowni quantity ; 5 have not 
been over-represented in the trial gamas, but their net practice 
was füll of promise. Three, like 4, appear very strong in 
attack, whilst 10 have the strongest sids of all on paper, but 
paper form is often ideceptive, a fact of which members of 
Barrack 10 prefer not to be reminded too often. 

Although 3 possess two really stylish batsmen, we are 
inclmed to suspect the existence of a "Tail". The energy of 2 
in fieldmg practice deserves success, and should give them a 
higher place in the league than their display at the nets pro- 
mised. Thirteen may turn out the "dark horse" of the com- 
petition. Eleven we did not see, but a barrack which has pro- 
vided the Cricket Association with a President and a Secretary 
is sure, at least, to be füll of kenness. Seven have a good 
wicket-keeper and 8 have given us the first century-maker of 
the year. Barracks 1 & 14, with thsir usual enterprise, 
machen's mit. J. C. M. 



V\ 7"hat Engl, genfleman is 
▼V willing to off. his resid. 
inEngl. at mod. price to wife 
of Englishm.? Kindly comm. 
w. BOX 11. Off. this paper. 



R. PEARCE 

Barrack 2, Loftj 

will give lessons in ELOCUTION_ 
and VOICE PRODÜCTlON. 



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RUH LEBEN CRICKET LEJiGUE. 

Opening Match of the Season. 

ßarrack 2 win easlly. Good Bowling. 

T3 ARRACK 2 won their first league match with great ease 
"■— * cn Monday, June 14th., when they opposed No. 8. Sim- 
mons (29) and Gordon (28) were the top scores in No. 2's 
first total of 119. Gould bowled well, taking 3 wickets lor 
16 runs. Except for the displays of Calloway and Marchant, 
No. 8. failed miserably and could only manage to get 80 runs 
all told. Godfrey bowled well taking 6 wickets for 38. In 
their second attempt No. 2 declared after scoring 153 for 7 
wickets, Coller (43) and Maiden (36) being top scores. Leaving 
No. 8 with 193 to get, ths innings was declared closed. 

Let us say no more, perhaps No. 8 would rather we 
didn't. But 41 all out! Really! 

Result. No. 2 119 and 153 (7) declared 

No. 8 80 and 41 

VARSITIES v REST OF RUHLEBEW. 

6th June, 1915. 

GOING in first ihe Varsities could only secure 98 runs, 
being all out shortly after lunch. Belmont and Masterman 
showed good style, the former making 23 and the latter 24 runs. 
Dixon was the only other convir^cing bat, with 14 to his credit. 
Brearley's bowling was very deadly and he succeeded in ob- 
iaming 7 wickets for 51 runs. 

The Rest started badly, Losing 4 wickets for 23 runs, 
but with Fachiri and Harrison together the score rose to 96. 
Fachiri gave two chances in his total of 28, however Harrison's 
display was excellent, his forcing strokes being the feature of 
.his play. Barber was the only other big scorer, with 34. The 
total for the side was 185. 

There was no batting of note in the Varsities' second 
innings, 7 wickets going down for 74 runs. Kitsojn took 3 



Innings 



wickets f 


or 


18 


runs. 










VARSITIES 


SCORES: 


REST 








l 8t * Innings 


2nd. 




Ist. 


Gudgeon 






7 


7 


Ennis 


7 


Roupell 









13 


Whitfield 


6 


Pansonby 






1 





Bloomer 


2 


Stea^man 






3 


13 


Nash 


2 


Maiden 






2 did not b:t 




Fachiri 


28 


Belmont 






23 (not out) 


10 


Harrison 


61 


McGill 






3 (not out) 


10 


Barber 


34 


Masterman 






24 did not bat 




Brearley 


3 


Dixon 






14 





Haynes 


6 


Gilbert 









9 


Stewart 


6 


Simmons (not 


out) 


11 


13 


Kitson (not 


out) 1 2 


Extras 






10 (7 wkts) 


5 


Extras 


18 



98 



74 



85 



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The Mercaniile Marine v. a "Rest" XI. 

S c o r e s 

Rest 199 
Mercantile 67 & 50 
Marines 



"RUGGER" FOOTBJiLLERS V. "SOCCEH," FOOT> 

BALLERS. 

Result Rugby 34 & 95 

95 & 129 (9 wkts.) 



FIRST DIVISIOW:— Twelve v. Eleven. 

Result. Bar. 11 171 

,. 12 75 & 46 



SECOND DIVISION.— 

TWO Ruhleben records were made by Bar. 5 yesterday. 
Their total was 250, of which Campbell made 117, both 

records — Congratulations Barrack 5. Peters 50 did some big 

hitting, including 9 fours. The first wicket produced 89 runs 
and the 4th wicket 110. 

Bar. 6 got 31 & 30 (7 wkts.) (Flitton 3 for 8, Maw 

3 for 8, Campbell 4 for 8). 

First Division: — Barrack 9 v. Barrack J. 

Result: Barrack 9. 65 & 70 

3. 147 



Barrack 9 (2 nd XI) v. 3 (2 nd XI) 

Result : Barrack 3. 43 and 75. 

„ 9. 118 and 39. 



Barrack XI (2 nd ) v. XII (2 nd ) 

Result: XII 131 and 32 (8 wickets). 

XI 175 



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FILMORE'S M AT URAL 
HI STORY OF RUHLEBE M. 

Kriegsgefangener Brittanicus Vulgaris. Some four thou- 
sand of this variety are known in Ruhleben where it first made 
its appearance towards the end of 1914 A. D. Though wholly 
unprovided with wings its members evince a strong desire to 
f ly. This homing instinct has not yet been satisfied. 

Walks slowly and with no precise aim but frequents sunny 
and sheltered spots when these are available. 

Takes all kind of food readily but especially meat. Takes 
also to water — in lieu of anything better. Is fond of standing 
in groups and on meeting other members of the same family 
cries "enninuse". Is early in habit and retires to rest shortly 
before nine p. m. in the Winter though in the Summer it may 
stay up an hour longer. Retiring to rest is with it a process 
accompanied by much chatter and noise which however instantly 
ceases upon the cry of "Ruhejetzt" being heard (Vide Pickel- 
haube ferox). There is an aquatic branch of this interesting 
family (K-Nauticus) which is readily distinguishable by its blue 
plumage and its frequent use of terms of endearment. Kriegs- 
gefangener Arborealis orTree D wellers. Origin obscure; attri- 
buted by Hagenbeck to the Harigans. The absenoe of head 
covering is a characteristic of this interesting but unattractive 
species ; an abundance of hair takes the place of any more 
suitable covering. It is unpleasant to handle in the hot weather 
but has been known to wash itself . Kriegsgefangener Niger or 
"Darkie" . This pleasing variety, now commonly met on the 
Eastern confines of Ruhleben, delights in playful sports of all 
kinds. The mouth when opened resembles a dentist's show case. 
Its habit of vocal exercise on moon-light nights has inspired 
contemporary minstrelsey (Compare coon songs) this captivating 
trait now labours under a disadvantage and K. niger retires 
at the same time as other and paler members of the family. 
Legatus AmericanilS A loq. acious b'ult very shy bird. Is be- 
lieved to have visited Ruhleben at different times but is practi- 
cally invisible to the naked eye being of retiring habits and diff icult 
of access. K. Superbus or Captain Bird. Only fourteen spe- 
cimens of this magnificient species are at present known. Is 
supposed to discharge important but obscure functions. Fre- 
quents neighbourhood of Casino. Must be approached with the 
greatest circumspection. Readilly recognisable by white markings 
on» lef t wing. Pickelhaube Ferox or Vigilance. Plumage dark 
blue with different markings. Is occasionally spurred. Is es- 
pecially active in the early morning and at nights, at which" 

(Continued on page 30) 



7/ie]jehaüna 




Sveieiy 



DEAR INKSTAINS, ^^jP 

^HE Debating Society had a snappy meeting on the 16ih. 
Mr. Rutland put it to the house that civilisation had 
not improved our hapiness in the least, which Mr. Woods 
opposed. How anybody could suggest that we are any better 
off to-day than in the darkest middle ages rather puzzled me, 
but there it was and we had to make the best of it. The hit 
of the evening was made by the gentleman who, wishing tqf 
inform us that the strain of modern life is bad for our peace 
of mind, stretched forth his arms as though to embrace us 
and exclaimed "All around I see growing Symptoms of in- 
sanity." He ought to have turned his back on us before ex- 
pressing himself thus. Several gentlemen from Barrack 6 tried 
to switch the argument on to the side track of the Jewish 
question. This occurs frequently. No doubt it would make a 
good subject for a debate, but the chairman ought to check 
it promptly when it has nothing to do with the argument. Mr. 
Woods led his side ably but it is against the custom of debating 
societies to use such copious notes. A youngster came forward 
and made a maiden speech driving cheerfully on to the rocks 
of complete mental confusion and quitting the platform amid 
a storm of cheers. We want more of that sort. They are 
far more interesting to the audience than the old bores on 
the platform who are by now as stale as bread. We know 
every threadbare and bombastic phrase of theirs by heart. Give 
us the young 'uns and their original refreshing thought. Is not 
the Debating Society intended to be a school for young orators ? 
Away with the old self-satisfied fogeys ! After an interesting 
argument, the majonty of us decided that we preferred me- 
diaeval savagery to the artificial culture of our own Century. 
After listening to our worthy President, Mr. Butterskotch, 
giving the Secretary a severe squashing that must have done 
him a lot of good, we adjourned until next Tuesday. 

Yours faithfully 
THE MADHATTER. 



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THE BRAMATIC SOCIETY. 

MORE TROUBLE! 

R.D S. meetings are always jolly. Sunday's was no exception 



Crowded shed, Electric Atmosphere, Roll - call of mem- 
bers. Fun begins. The Chairman, Mr. Adler, regretted 
that all gentlemen present ,were not fully-fledged members of 
the Society and so could not be requisitioned to vote. This 
followed by strenuous remonstrance from Mr. Hatfield, which 
was however without avail. 

Mr. Hamlyn then read a report prepared by the Com- 
mittee on the work idone since their election. This document 
modestly pointed out that under the auspices of the new Com- 
mittee, the financial position of tha Society had undergone a 
thorough purging, a deficit of 400 M. having been converted 
into one of 40 M. The report forgot to mention, by t'h3 v/ay, 
that this had been done with the 
receipts from Captain Brass-bound 
— a play organised under the old 
regime and also that most of the 
properties of As You Like It were tc 
hand when the new Committee took 
office. The report went on to 
remark that the three plays by 
Stanley Houghton had met with an 
excellent reception in the Camp 
and that it had been a matter of 
general remark that these showed a 
distinct improvement both as regards 
acting and production on previous 
Performances. At this "even the 
ranks of Tuscany could scarce 

Indeed, the 
this announce- 
Mr. Hatfield 



cheer . 
greeted 
led by 



forbear to 
roar which 
ment was 
himself. 

The Manifesto issued to the 
Camp in the form of an adver- 
tisement in our first number was then 
read to the meeting. 

Mr. Leigh Henry, Mr. Johnson, 
Mr. Hatfield all pointed out that 
this manifesto ought to have been 




Qft,rt>jK**+j 



WHAT THE DRAMATIC 
SOCIETY REALLY WANT. 



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submitted tho the general meeting before presentation to the 
Camp. In the opinion of these gentlemen, it was a rather un- 
sportsmanlike, not to say underhanded, way of getting a Kit 
in at the old committee. 

Mr. Adler pointed out that the manifesto spoke of the 
Society, not of the Committee. Mr. Hamlyn and Mr. Pearce 
also supported this view, which however found but little echo 
among those few members of the R.D.S. whose eyes are itot 
dimmed by the blue spectacle of prejudioe. 

Mr. Woodthorpe was elected a member of the Committee 
in place of Mr. Anderson, resigned. 

Mr. Merritt moved a new rule to the effect that any 
member working against the interests of the Society or con- 
ducting himself with reference to the affairs of the Society 
i'n a manner derogatory to its interests should be iiable to 
expulsion at a general meeting. 

Curiously enough, this met with general acclamation, every- 
body regarding it as the sort of rule wanted to keep that 
other chap in check. Only one member protested, pointing out 
that should this rule be passed by that very act, the whole So- 
ciety would come within its scope automatically, for he could 
think of nothing more derogatory to the dignity of a society 
than the placing of such a rule on its statue-book. The vote 
was taken and this one stalwart raised the only hand against 
the motion. 

Mr. Pearce aroused a discursive and turgid discussion on 
the subject of the Art & Science Union. Some members of 
the Dramatic Society appeared to have expressed views at 
that meeting which were not of a flattering character with 
regard to the R.D.S. 

Finally, Mr. Prichard, as Chairman of the A. & S. U. 
informed the R.D.S. that if the Union wished to develop its 
artistic side, it would do so without asking the leave of the 
Dramatic Society (this wasn't what he said, but what he meant). 
In any case, the Union was not goin f g to infringe in any way 
on the province of the Dramatic Society. 

Mr. Kapp said they had met in the A. & S. U. and 
considered the scheme that would meet with the approval of 
the whole of the Dramatic Society. 

Mr. Merritt, who is always breezy, pointed out that the 
trouble was that some people wouldn't work under the au- 
spices of the new committee. 

In the course of the ensuing talk, it was suggested that 
members of the Dramatic Society should not act under any 
auspices other than those of the society without approaching 
the Committee on the subject. 



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Mr. Merritt (with gusto) was going to act in what he 
liked and he would see the Society damned first. 

The course of the meeting was enlivened by occasional 
doubts as to who was in the Chair, Mr. Adler or Mr. Briggs. 

Final ly Mr. Kapp with his new idea. 

The idea was that the Society should have one eom- 
mittee to produce ORDINARY plays, a second committee to 
produce artistic — with a big A — plays, and a third com- 
mittee (the present one) to do business and haul the other 
two over the coals. 

It was pointed out that the Society had elected the Com- 
mittee and given it füll powers if Mr. Kapp & Co. were 
not sincere when they voted for that committee they must ex- 
pect to sufler. The list of plays included in the Manifeste* 
was a sufficient guarantee that the Committee would not allow 
plays of real dramatic merit to be left in the cold. 

A question elicited the fact that the "anti-committee" 
party had not put in any plays for production since the election 
of the present committee.. 

Mr. Kapp's idea was sat on by 30 votes to 8. 

Mr. Davis proposed that the Committee be thanked for 
their work in drawing up the manifesto. 

The motion was put and lost, bat this did not coincide 
with the Chairman's views, so hä put it again and again it was 
lost. "There is a mistake, ths thanks are not due to the com- 
mittee, but to the two gentlemen who drew up the manifesto" 
protested the worthy chairman. This left the rest of the com- 
mittee free to vote and this time the motion was declareid 
carried by a large majority. 

The meeting then broke up but the discussion was carried 
on in the vanous holes and corners of the Camp for several 
days. 



YOU may not have it "As You Like It" but you must like it "as 
you have it". 

MR. KING in his Performance of Rosalind really had something to 
be proud of — — — . 4 AS YOU LIKE fP was nearlj pcstponed owing 
to Mr KingV irdisposition — Overcome by his parts we suppose ! 



DRAMATIC NOTICES 



Norman G. KAPP. 
Resting 

Box 16, Barrack 3. 



WANTED by member of 

Summer House respectable 

young man to fan him during 

the summer months and fetch 

his relief money. 



22 

THE RUGBY SEASON. 

T N the scanty space at my disposal, it will be possible only 
* to give a very rapid glance over ths past Rugger season, the 
great success of which, I might say, was mainly due to the 
efforts of two men, Moresby- White and S. H. Gudgeon. Were 
it not for them, I greatly fear Rugger would never have been 
played in Ruhleben, and great credit is due to them for the 
excellent games which their efforts produoed. 

The season, which was of necessity a short one, closed 
with a series of international matches, between teams re- 
presenting England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland & The Colonies, 
and perhaps a glance at the form displayed in these matches, 
may be the best way of finding out the level to which the 
Standard of play attained. 

The Scots-Colonial side, altbough beaten by Wales, was 
in my opinion much the best team and produced some very 
bnlliant players, of whom of course Moresby- White was first. 
His captaincy did much to make the team what it was, and 
the play in the match versus England reached a very high 
Standard. Of the backs, Campbell and Aiston were excellent 
and of the forward line Sandy White and^Rankin were easily the best. 

The Welsh team was very evenly balanoed and played 
some pretty football, their (hfeat of Scotland being an ex- 
tremely creditable Performance. Jenkins, Davis and Harris 
behind, and Evans, Copelamd and Rayner in the pack, were 
perhaps the most outstanding players. 

Ireland was captained by J. Molloy, who was the heart 
and soul of his side. He was ably backed up by Kennedy, 
Buckley and Ritchie, all of whom are excellent, both in the 
loose and the scrum. Some of their rushes reminded one of old 
days ! The backs, of whom Greenwood and Lee were the best, 
where on the whole, weak, and did not seem to understand 
one another at all. The "wooden spoon" was looming in the 
distance, but the match against Englaind had to be cancelled. 
Better luck next season, Molloy ! Have a heart ! ! 

The wearers of the rose, who were weakened by the loss 
of Gudgeon, had a very u.i3ven side, and one or two men 
stood head and Shoulders above the rest. Easily the pick 
of the scrum was the Captain, Herbert Smith, who was an 
untiring worker anid Hill as centre outshone all the other backs 
completely. They were very lucky to defeat Wales. 

Just a word more, Mr. Editor, and I shall have finished. 
If we should happen to be here next season, I hope that Rugby 
will be placed on a more business-like footing in the Camp, 
and that definite series of games will be arranged, thus givmg 
the game, which of all gam^s is the best, a fair chance to prove 
its worth. THETA. 



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THE MAH WITH 

THE J}RM*BJ?ND. 

Jin Interview with the Captain of the Camp 
by a Man without a Button 

OH yes, the arm-band looks very pretty and it's very nice 
to see 'em poppin' in and out o' the Casino and they look 
mighty importänt, but what do they do, anyway ?" 

Our Ober-Obmann surveyed the doubling Thomas sadly, as 
to say : "Of course, I am used to this sort of thing, indeed, 
above it. But alas, a Captain is without honour in his own 
Camp." 

"What don't they do, you mean." 

"No, I don't. The Captains may do a lot o' work, after 
all, you've got ter give the divil his due. But what I say is, 
Mr. Powell, is this, I can't see what work they have to keep 
'em buzzing about all day and the Camp don't see it either." 

"All right. Well, would you hke !o hear what I've done 
to-day ?" 

"Get on with it." 

"Well, I got up at 6.30 — oh yes I, did ! Captains can't 
lie in bed without being 'raused' ( !) any more than any 
other prisoner. And I was just settling down to my breakfast 
when along comes the soldier from Ü12 gats and Mister Powell 
is wanted to go and welcome a new arnval. The new arrival 
doesn't understand German, doesn't widerstand Ruhlebsn, doesn't 
understand anything and wants to know what the Captains äre 
going to do about it and will they please show him where 
the breakfast room is. A little exercise in diplomacy results 
in the new Ruhlebenite filling in his slips under protest, taking 
the draughty corner left over in the loft under protest and 
reporting himself to the Barrack Captain under protest. Don't 
know what good it does him, the Ruhlebenite always makes 
a point of doing everything on the first day under protest an4 
insists on regarding the Captains as a lot of stony-hearted 
villains who won't take the trouble to pop across to the office 
and get him his release. Wihen once we're rid of that gentleman, 
back to breakfast. — ■ Coffee is cold, marmelade pinched and 
box being cleaned out." 

"Thought all the Captains' meals were sent across to the 
Captains' Office from the Casino ? !" 

"Oh, did you ? And I suppose you thought that a se- 
lection of Adlers Orchestra is stationed in the front office 
to play during meal-times ! There are no meals taken in that 
office. Work with a Capital W is the only item on our menu," 



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"Um!?" 

"Then we have cur correspondence to deal with, which 
isn't a matter of ten minutes' work, I can teil you." 

"I daresay not! Other poor devils like me dont get no 
correspondence, but I suppose Captains' letters have a special 
Providence watching over them." 

"You dont suppose I mean personal letters. I mean Camp 
letters — letters from the Embassy for instance. The American 
Embassy has received an enquiry through the British Foreign 
Office from Auntie and Sister May, saying they haven't heard 
from Reginald for 17 days and will the Foreign Office request 
the American Ambassador to go to Ruhleben personally and 
see if Reggie is all right and please be sure and teil him if 
he hasn't any thick vests he's to write at once and did he get 
the last parcel of underclothes. Naturally, Reggie's barrack 
number isn't given and we have to dig Reggie out and when 
we do dig him out, he regards the Captains as personally respcn- 
sible for his relations being fools enough to send him under- 
clothes instead of baccy and grub. Anyway, how is he going 
to write the girl if the people at home want a postcard every 
week ? And why dont we have decent Captains and then 
everyone could write a postcard whenever they wanted. 

Then a gentleman has written to the Ambassador com- 
plaining that as he only expected to be away from home five 
days he left his false teeth behind him. He has managed to get 
on for five months, but now the meat is in lumps, would the 
Ambassador send to England for his chewers. Th.s isn't a 
joke, it happened, and the Captains looked into the case and 
(now the gentleman in question has oae of the nicest sets of 
wories in the Camp. The Dramatic Society wants a consigne- 
ment of coloured muslins and the gentleman from the Revue 
is very sorry that these silk stockings are not the right shade 
of blue and will the Captains please have them changed. 

A gentleman from Biarrack — has ordered 1 cwt cigars 
and V2 ton cigarettes solely for personal use and it is up to 
the Captains to find out, as they did find out, that the gentlemcn 
in question was a non-smoker and to distribute the said smokables 
amongst the whole barrack as a little lesson on the evils of 
lllicit trading. Another gentleman from the same barrack, who 
has ordered 50 pounds of coffee and 25 pounds of sweets, 
also solely for personal consumption, has to be brought to see 
the evil of his ways. At this point along come the Secretary 
of the Debating Society, the Secretary of the Dramatic Society, 
the Secretary of the Arts & Science Union, the Secretary of 
the Revue and sundry others wanting, to know why the 
Grand Stand Hall, which was allotted to th^m for such and 



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such a night has been pinched by the other Secretary. A good 
half hour is spent in pacifying the crowd, with the happy 
result that instead of cussing Mr. Thorpe, as they all did 
at the beginning, they go their%anous ways, all cussing each other. 

Next the military authorities have to be approached and 
this means waiting about for an auspicions moment and such 
questions as the date of the opening of the new barracks and 
the new bogs discussed. 

Naturally by this time several parcels addressed to me, 
including three lady's wigs, one banjo and a few dozen, Otto- 
Sauer grammars have arrived at the gate DESPITE the fact that 
I know nothing whatever about them, I have to pay the bringer 
and trust to luck to finding who has ordered them." 

"More of a mug than I thought you were then." 

"Well, there you are. If I were to refuse them, then 
I should get Captain Brassbound Coming round with a coal- 
hammer to know if I expected him to fall in love with a Lady 
Cicely with hair like a bit of cocoanut matting. Then, of course, 
the working parties are agitating on the question of tobacco. 
Because they like to do a bit of work, is that any reason 
why they should go without their 'baccy ? If they're out working 
how can they line up and why can't some of the 25 pounds 
which ha>s to supply the whole Camp be reserved for them ? 
If the Camp grumbles, well the Captains must deal with the 
Camp, that's all. And by the time they are satisfied I find 
I have missed my dinner and have the pleasure of going across 
to the Casino and paying for it. 

Three o'clock down come the kitchen inspectors and res ! gn. 
Kitchen inspectors always do, and you can't blame them. With 
the means at their command, they work wonders and since the 
military authorities themselves took ovei the kitchens, have 
been able to improve the food out of all recognition. But they 
are expected to make turnips taste like aspec jelly and trans- 
form a lump of common or garden porker into pate de fois gras. 

Of course, the afternoon is punctuated by gentlemen who 
want Casino passes, either new or renewed, and naturally, knowing 
that to telephone or telegraph is strictly forbidden, half a dozen 
or so drop in to the office with a wire or a telephone message 
they want sending off at once and will the Captains please 
foot the Dill as their money from England or elsewhere has 
not yet arrived. After tea, nearly always interrupted, comes 
the Captains' meeting, which takes us to well over 7 and very 
often to 8 o'clock and then we strike for the day." 

"Um! Yes, sounds a lot. Course I s'pose there must be 
things here and there cropping up, still — " 

"Still — all right — still!" 




J/fcRParr tzs ""JTudrey* 



JfföjPearee asJouekstowe' 



WJ HEN it was first mooted in the Camp that the Dramatic 
* " Society was prepanng a production of the Forest Scenes 
of "As You Like It", "Fools rush in whsre angels fear to 
tread" was rather the spirit of the general comment. However, 
ambitrous as the project was and apparenldy insuperable as the 
difficulties ,appeared to be, we have had our production of 
"As You Like It" and it has been an artistic success. The 
play did not meet with that blizzard of applauss with which 
the Camp — with a Capital C — is wont to receive pro- 
ductions of the character of the "Revue" and "Mrs. M'Ginty's 
Lodger", nor was it to be expected that it should be so, but 
at least to many lovers of Shakespeare it has given an entirely 
new and delightful conception of one of the most delightful 
of the plays. We are inclined to award the brightest laurel- 
wreath to the "men in the wings" for undoubtedly the setting 
and the music were the chief factor of the success archieved this 
is meant of course in no way to disparage the acting. 

We heartily congratulate Mr. Duncan Jones and his m- 
defatigable co-worker, Mr. Lee Henry and the Cast on their 
achievement. 

Mr. Peebles-Conn writes us : "The great success of the play ■was due 
in no small measure to Prof. Treharne s music. This is the first occasion 
upon which we have come into contact with the composer and with Mon- 
sieur Jaques in the play, we would say. "More, prithee, more ! " When one 
considers the limited means which were at the composer's disposal — string 
quartette and solo flute, which part had, unfortunately, at the last moment, 
to be played on the organ — then one begins to realise what a fine artist 
we have in Treharne The subtle charm which pervades his music was 
feit by all. It is füll of that which is so difficult to describe in words, and 
which we might term "atmosphere". And then, think of the variety of 
colours on Treharne's palette ! Whether he is depicting the entry of Rosalind, 
of Corin, of Hymen, or of the Rustic, William, he always finds the keynote 
of the Situation- And how delightful too, are his settings of "Under the 
Greenwood Tree", *Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind', and "It was a Lover 
and his Lass". which were so well rendered by Messrs. Johnston and Austin. 

"I should like to take this opportunity of thanking Prof. Treharne for 
the intense pleasure which he has afforded us and hope that this little 
appreciation may be an incentive for him to let us hear something soon again." 



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Filmore {Continualion). 

time its cry, when heard by K. vulgaris brit. oecasions great 
alarm. Dislikes the smell of tobacco or candle light. Is superior 
even to K. superbus. Exercises strong influence over K. vulgaris 
who follow in large droves at certain hours of the day but 
scatter at his approach should he show signs of displeasare. 
Chess Mite or Micro be Unsocial is. Is found distributed in 
large quantities over the Lager. It frequents alley-ways and 
lofts in pairs, where with suitable mate, its sits for long periods 
engrossed in pushing small pieces of wood from on3 position 
to another which appears to afford it some amusement. While 
sonie authorities think that the creature hypnotises itself and 
mate, others, not without reason, claim that the brains of both 
are addled. When disturbed it gives signs of discontent and 
manifests peevishness hence its name. Vocabulary, which is 
exceedingly limited, consists of the word "tchek". Kriegs- 
gefangener Musicalis. Found in large numbers resembling K. 
Arborealis in capillary development. Thrives best in numbers 
or bands, the members of which obey with more or less success 
the directions of their leader. The latter's ascendency over his 
followers is such that upon his brandishing his atenna (one of 
which is armed with a small piece of wood) the K. musicalis 
utters agonising sounds either by means of the vocal organs 
or by rubbing the entails of cats, these being suitably prepared 
for the purpose. The K. musicalis is on certain occasions 
surrounded by numb&rs of drones who (presumably) have nothing 
better to do and await patiently the conclusion of the Performance. 

L. E. FILMORE. 
TUGOF-lVJtR: Barrack 4 u. Rest 

ON the 14th, the Barrack 4 tug-of-war team, who modes'.ly 
call themselves "the old crocks", opposed a team chosen 
from the rest of the Camp. The first pull lasted 2 mins. 24 sec s. 
but was won without any very special exertion by the challengere. 
The second pull The Rest won, after a struggle lasting only 
13 seconds, but some doubt as to the fariness arose owing 
to Barrack 4 not having properly taken the strain when the 
whistle blew. The third and final but was won by Barrack 4, 
after a most exciting struggle, which lasted 2 mins. 14 secs. 
For three seconds, the Rest were within half an inch of winning, 
but finally they lost ground altogether. All credit is due to 
Mr. Sadler who trained the number four team and Mr. Sullivan, 
who is responsible for The Resr. As Barrack 4 have been 
in training so long, they have decided not to accept any more 
challenges until next year. (thes last is Barrack Four's ex- 
pression - — not ours. — Ed.) 




"ONE OF US". 

SOME thirty years ago a father and son mounted the packet 
boat at Harwich. The man bent his keen grey eyes on 
the numerous devices used in loading and working the vessel ; 
the boy flitted here and there about the ship in divided interest. 
He had been suddenly called back from school to join his 
father, just appointed manager of an engineenng concern, on 
the Rhine. The boy's face, lit up by his father's grey eyes, 
hinted in its hazily outlined features at the man beyond. He 
was sixteen and what was childlike and unfinished, hid and 
foreshadowed at the same time the strong-willed character as 
yet unfixed f^y experience. At this moment the boy's mind was 
a turmoil of excited expectation, all his view bent forwards 
to grasp at the immediate future. Childhood is clear, eyed only 
for to-day; its yesterday is already sunk in despised oblivion; 
its tomorrow shimmers in rosy uncertainty ; the years that f ollow 
tomorrow are as mcalculable as the grave. Nevertheless, under 
the lively expectancy that thnlled the lad's heart there moved 
an uneasy premonition; dim apprisal of all that he was losging 
fingered at his throat, as recollections of ths school and home 
he had just left played ghost-like through and accross the sunht 
scene about him ; the receeding shores of England were paid 
the homage of a dry sob. 

Had you asked the boy, once the wild tumbling amongst 
neKv sights and sounds had given place to quiet Observation and 
a corrected sensibility, if he were happy, a brave affirmative 
would doubtless have deadened your interest ; yet the boy un- 
known to himself was fighting a bitter battle. As he moved 
daily from his quiet home to the gymnasium he looked back 
longingly at the playing fields of his English school and the 
heulthy modest ideals that had held sway there. He struggled 
against this new world Fate had plunged him into, pitting his 
unset character against the forces that strove to mould him 



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into vvhat he would not be. Conscious of a beauty and of a 
rightness in his past development and present state, embarrassed 
by the sudden cessation of ths stream of influences which had 
guided his past days, he came to resent the never ceasing impact 
of new impression ; he armed his young will against the hosts 
of everyday circumstances ; clinging fast to that which he was, 
since he could not become what he might be. 

The fight was unequal. The mass of received impressions 
outbalanced the momentum of his expenence and the inertia of 
his character. Memory played him false, succumbing ere it 
came to close grips with reality and the lad, falling back on 
hiinself, was driven to seek refuge in reminiscence. English 
boyhood, toned and quickened in this enchanted atmosphere of 
memory, seemed very beautiful to him, he fed on the sweets 
of his regret, and the solid meat of present fact became dis- 
tasteful to his palate. 

So he passed from boyhood into youth, and through the 
interlude of youth into manhood. He made no friends, viewing 
men coldly that he might bestow more warmth on the one 
affection he cherished. The prowess of his fellow-students at 
sabre and beermug tempted him to no emulation. His work 
reaped advantage from this voluntary isolation, but the rnan's 
heart grew old before its time. 

His subsequent career can be deduced with such certain 
ease from this attitude of his to life that narrative becomes 
routine. After leaving the gymnasium, he passed through the 
university, following this up by a tour through the variouis de- 
partments of the works under his father's control ; until on 
the latter' s death he was able to step into his shoes, receiving 
a share in the concern and marrying his employer's daughter. 

Here was the loophole for escape from the prison he had 
raised up round himself. He loved the girl he had made his wire, 
and she, young, fresh and hungry for the luxuries of life, was 
ready to accept him as partner therem. But the man had r.o 
light art of love ; his tongue ref used to convert the gold of 
his emotions into the small change of wooing — that give and 
take which makes a lover's day a human paradise. 

The quarreis that should have sealed their intimacy scared 
hmi into fastnesses of silence ; egress wherefrom became in- 
creasingly difficult. Perhaps he was too big for her, certainly 
too unwieldly. As the years slipped by his business was gra- 
dually allowed to swallow up all other interests, his tongue 
grew more and more constrained, and his claim to a home, 
as he had conceived the thing, more and more diffident until 
at last, their intimacy becarne bitter to them, their relation a 
bürden, and a lover relieved him of his responsibilities. 



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You see the man ! reserved, but not heartless ; cold, but rot 
unkind ; vulnerable, yet awkward at evading blows ; saddest of 
all, Ignorant of the tit-bits of life, the small pleasures of oxistence. 
The dreams that lighted his youth flicker still, but so un- 
substantially as to cast more shadow than radiance, serving to 
impede progress rather than to light tha way. His fostered 
regret. once fragrant of young sorrow has petrified into un- 
reasoning hostility. He has missed the game of life, bungiing 
its greatest adventure, Love ; and, scorning himself for his 
failure, he scorns still more the cowardice that accepts 1 rival. 
A misanthrope ? Not .quite, perhaps, but in discord with life. 

Such he was in 1914, when, paying the penalty of his 
citizenship, he was interned with his compatriots at Ruhleben. 
He accepted the chance that had put him there, as he came 
to accept all accidents bitterly congratulating himself that he 
had so little to lose; a new manager could easily be found, 
children to lament him he had nonje, and the one creature in 
any way dependent upon him had found solace already. 

The five rowdy young Englishmen who shared his box, 
after several abortive attempts at conversation, gave him up 
as a bad job and he was thrown back on his own resources. 
Much of his time he spent reading, but most in promenading 
the front, brooding over the years behind him, probing the wouno!, 
real and imaginary, that life had dealt him ; realising af resh 
in retrospect the cruelty of his wife's dlesertion and its natural 
sequence in the list of failures his life had been. Thei fresh 1 
voices and open eyed confidence of the men about him filled 
him with envy. Their lives seemed to him resonant of a 
spontaneous happiness he had never kmown, or completely for- 
gotten. A great cry for friendship and a fresh start rose within 
him, and, dimly conscious that the factors of failure, as of 
success, reside in the individual himself, he made clumsy over- 
tures to his box companions, half astonished to find his kinship 
acknowledged and the friendliness returnied. Growing bolder 
he sought to bind himself to them by common feeling and, most 
difficult of all, common language, mincing their quaint catch- 
words, stealing their adjectives and oaths. They soon came 
to regard him as one of themselves, dropping the excessive 
courtesy that had voiced their distrust of him, and sealing the 
bond by coining him a njckname. Strange, the man was happy. 
When the f ootball came, - he was a delighted spectator, and 
in this sudden resurgence of English life anjd spirit the years 
that separated him from England were swept away and the 
links that bound him to his boyhood grew firm and strong. 
He had entered a prison, to find a freedom he had never 
known. 



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The first months of his internm^nt hal aff^cted h'.s ehest 
and his application for release had been, after a long interval, 
graciously considered. One sunny afternoon he returnied from 
the race-course, gloriously tired, to find avvaiting him a suin- 
inons tu the authonties, where he was confronted with papers 
allowmg him, as he might think fit, to livs free and unrestricted 
in Germany, or to leave the country. He was dumbfounded. 
Leave Ruhleben, his new-found friends and his newborn happi- 
ness ! Worst of all, perhaps forfeit his new-found seif, to 
return to a loveless home and a hated routine. The nian's 
heart sank at the prospect — to rise on a gasp as the audaciois 
call. "Go back to England !" rang across his brain. But — 
but — his home, his work, the bulk of his lif e ? — 'Have 
brought no joy !" came the answer. 

He raised his head to find the amused eyes of the officer 
resting on his embarrassment. A resolute smile broke his Ups. 
' I will go back" he muttered, and stammenng his thanks 
rushed off to teil the boys. They greeted his enthusiasm with 
kind understanding, packed his boxes for him, and gave him 
a hearty send-off. 

What is the end of the story ? 

Do not know. 

- But I imagine him in the train, speeding towards England, a 

wild thrill at his heart and thirty years of arid memory growing 

smaller and smaller behind his rising courage and exultant ex- 

pectation. 

HUGH MILLER 



J^eüers i'o iße Gdiior 




ALL letlers to the editor must be aecompanied by name and Banale 
Number of sender, not necessarily for publication but as a guarantee 

of good faith- 

DEAR Mr. EDITOR, 

Gratters ! You're making quite good. I like your paper. 
About another matter. — — — — — * — — — - — — 

Yours sincerely, 

BAR. 5. 

The Editor 

"IN RUHLEBEN CAMP" 

Dear Sir: — 

There is a lot of complaining goingl on in. .our box, and 
we should like to know whether we have a right to complain 



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or not. Are we expected to pay for things f orced upon us ? 
We were told our box was to be whitewashed and the next 
day, we were all turned out of the box, and the walls were 
whitened. A few days later a gentleman came round, demandinig 
50 Pf. per man for the whitewashing, and yet we saw on 
the official balance sheet an item "whitewashing barracks ' ■ — 
why should this appear on the sheet, when we paid for it 
ourselves. Don't the Captains say that they receive financial 
assistance for necessary expenses here ? Then why are we ex- 
pected to pay for the box which is required to put tin cans 
in ? Why should we pay for the table on which the ooffee 
tins stand? We could fetch it all winter, why can't we h* 
the summer. Further, the balance sheet contains an item "Fa- 
tigue Parties" — to do all the dirty work of the Camp. Then 
why do we havg to spend a whole day sweating with the 
watering-can, picking up paper round the barracks, etc. about 
once a fortnight ? Can any light be given on these subjeets 



through your columns ? 



Yours truly 

A. SUFFERER. 



SIR: 

I am sure the whole Camp will welcome the appearance 
of your paper and wish it every success ! May I suggest 
that one very good service that "In Ruhleben Camp" could 
render would be to air grievances of which everybody knows 
there are plenty in the Camp. For a start, we might begin 
with the balance-sheet — judging by the number of people 
who have been seen making copies of that priceless document 
should say it is already well on the road to . immortality. 
There is a striking similarity between this balance sheet and 
the Ruhleben soup. It contains an unknjown quantity of more 
or less recognisable ingredients floating in a sea of "etc." 
about which no details are fortheoming. Many people would 
like to see it analysed but perhaps in the process of cooking 
the substances have become so blended that it is impossible 
to separate them. Another widlespread grievance is that of the 
"cubbyholes." These erstwhile refuges of modest students and 
unobtrusive people generally are fast disappearing before the 
inroad,s of trade, science and art. In one we see the beautifully 
printed advertisements of I. Mosenstein and Co., whilst passin-g 
by another we hear caterwauls which on inquiry are found to 
be stanzas from "As You Like It" — a good many of us 
don't like it. 

Yours faithfully, 

LOFTODYTE. 



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THE CHURCH IN THE CAMP. 

IN ENGLAND the Church has had a wonderful awakening in 
the last ten months. 

IN RUHLEBEN the Church needs fuller support to help spread 
the same awakening spirit. 

IN ENGLAND there has been a great revival of Family Prayers, 
the late Lord Roberts started the movement. 

IN RUHLEBEN there is 5 minutes of common prayer every 
Evening at 9 o'clock. 

IN ENGLAND the churches have subscribed thousands of pounds 
for the sufferers in the War. 

IN RUHLEBEN there are no collections at the services, we 
only ,ask you to come and give them your support. 

If you can't take part in the Church of England Services, 
come to the Wednesday Evening Service, which is populär and 
free in character, but 

do come to one of them! 

The Camp Services are got up by men in the Camp FOR 
the Camp, and suggestions and advice are always welcome. 

ADVT. 



ELEPHANT fr CASTLE THEATRE, 
RUHLEBEN. 

"The Speckled Band" by A. Conan Doyle. 

The Speckled Band ought to live in Ruhleben history for 
first it smashed the reputation of a committee and now it has 
made the reputation of several actors, Undoubtedly the camp 
has never been so held in thrall as by the production of Conan 
Doyle's piece and this is not to be wondered at considering 
that the producing and the acting were well the equal of 
anything we have seen on the local stage and gave the exciting 
character of the plot every possible opportun.tty to work its füll 
on the audience. Aiston, a "Rugger" full-back by the way, 
made the sweetest little maiden Ruhleben has yet seen while 
Mr. Hamlyn's fussy old grocer calls for special mention. Both 
space and a fear of making invidious distinctions deters us 
from going into further details we will just say "Heartiest" 
gratters all of you ; especially Reynolds the producer and his 
assistant. Glad to note the Supermen on the back bench busy 
picking up hints. 




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"DER FIDELE BAVEK' 

The A[eiv Criticism. 



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ticket for "Der fidele Bauer" ! Here was 
a problem ! I have heard of dramatic 
critics who have had to write their critiqae 
after seeing a Single scene, even» in one case 
of a well-known author who wrote a fat column 
without so much as attending the theatre but 
never have I heard of a cntic who had to dis- 
cuss a play not a word of which he understood. 
And yet why not? If an actor really acts, one ought 
to get the hang of the thing without hsaring what h.3 is sayinjg*. 
What is the libretto after all but a mere explanation of the 
action ? The New Drama dispenses with spsech, why should not 
the New Criticism do the same ! 

To my mind, the experiment was a success. Never have 
I enjoyed a comic opera so much as that of Friday — perhaps 
it may be that the New Criticism is essentially applicable to 
this type of drama. 

What do you say ? I wias there to criticism, not to enjoyed ? 
That 3 thank goodness, is an error we shall soon grow out of. 
Oiie day we shall understand the phrase Dramatic Critic. The 
critic is really nothing more than a reporter or ought to be so;. 
Very often of course he is an essayist whoi pmches the reporter' s 
job and insists on boring the public with his own pet opinions 
when what the public really wants to hear is something about 
the play. The touchstone of criticism should be the amount 
of enjoyment to be extracted from a play. Thus, for critics 
we must have men with a genius for enjoyment (this means 
the sacking of ninety-nine out of every hundred present-day 
critics). 

For instance, when I went to see "Man and Superman" 
I roared with joy and when I was not roaring, my whole inside 
was wobbling — you know how you chuckle inside of you 
— and I finally emerged from the theatre like a poached egg. 
Now, obeying the accepted canons of dramatic criticism I should 
have göne home and have written seven: eights of a oolumn 
about the idea of a Superman and talked a great deal of solemn 
bosh about the Life Force and then at the end have said that 
as Anne, Miss Ellen Terry was quite good though she hardly 
interpreted such and such a passage as I would have liked 
it to have been interpreted. I should then have thrown some 



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little bouquets at the other leading people and have repri- 
manded at least one or perhaps two of the actors just to show 
that I considered myself a person whose opinioiii the actors 
and public would like to have. 

As a matter of fact, that is not my job at all. My oijb 
is to make the readers of my newspaper say "Well that chap 
had a top-hole time apparently! Let us go too," and my report 
on the piece will have put them into such a frame of mind 
(the effect of my remarks on their subconsciousness" an. or- 
dinary critic would say) that they are ready to laugh when 
they get there and, like me, they too would have a top-hole 
time. • . . i j [ v , . ■ i j | | 

Well, to return to the "Fidele Bauer" — we haven't besn 
there yet by the way — first to get a programme, for I don't 
want to say Mr. So-and-So made me laugh in) a^ part he 
didn't play. Programme in English — that's a good ldea. I had 
got a comfy seat in the stalls and my nfsighbours seemed quite 
nice people — curious how well that wolf gets himself up 
in sheep's clothing. The few momenits before the curtain wenit 
up I spent in looking about me. After having spent the last 
seven months in t England it was quite interesting to find oneself 
back in Germany. 

Ting! Back went the curtain. Several voices around in© 
proiiounced the word "Kolossal !" I took it that they meant 
the scenery and agreed with them. Thenj out came a jolly old 
man and I forgot to look for the shadow which the hanging lamps 
cast on the top of the mountain on, the painted back-clotjh. 
Then out came some more jolly old men anld the old man 
with the grey wig I loved best of all and I hated his son. 
I wanted to punch him on the nose so as to put some char- 
acter into his expression. 

And the policeman ! I shrieked with joy ! He was just 
like an old "Comic Cuts" bobby and that is the acme of praise 
one can mete out to a comic policeman. You must read "Comic 
Cuts" when you get home to Englanjd, it is our funniest paper. 
Then came a Punch and Judy show and I prepared mysslf 
for more shrieks. What a disappointment ! The man with the 
mouthorgan never even appeared and there was no dog Toby. 
But the girls — ripping! Really one fat little thing was quitje 
kissable. Did you notice her turned-up pig-tails ? 

"Do you understand ? That is the father and the son is 
going away to the university". This was terrible ! If I oouldn('t 
shut him up my righthand neighbour would rujin, the New Cri- 
ticism altogether. Now how did the wretch guess that I didn't 
know German? I had laughed all the time, so I couldn;t 
have laughed in the wrong place. Enter the trio with Austin 



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at their head — quite jolly to see Austin and Underwood, 
like meeting old friends abroad, Sang well too, both of them. 

"You see he has to go away for three years to serve in 
the army and three years is a long time for a younig man 
to be away from home"-how on earth was I to shut up this 
awful individual ? "Yes — er — yes" I replied. 

What a jolly idea to have the youngsters in. Understood 
part of Underwood's song, by the way "Hab' kein Geld" — - 
soon picked that up over here. It ougit t3 b3 tha first phrase 
in the Conversation Lexicon. I roared with laughter at the 
Ruhleben song. The right hand one regarded me with a grieved 
astonishment. "Then you do understand Germaai?" ha said 
in a tone which implied that I had worked a horrid decsption 
an him. I turned in righteous wrath: "My dear sir, you are 
laughing only with your miserable little intellect ; I am laughing 
with my soul". That shut him up. Up to then ha had regarded 
me merely as a rather surly beast, but the soul business con- 
vinced him that I was quite mad. 

The drawing-room scene was splendid and 
I loved the old man and hated the son more than 
ever. And what a fine buxom wench, although her 
voice might have been a little more buxom. How did 
such a luny ever get hold of her ? But that is the 
question one always asks. The Family with a big 
F were absolutely life-like and the young dandy — 
must I confess it — made me wish I could under- 
stand what he was saying. 

The orchestra realised something that no or- 
chestra has yet realised in Ruhleben, that is, that 
the musicians are playing a minor role though of 
course a very important one and that it is their 
Job not to drown the singers but ratli2r to a.id them 
in getting their voices over the footlights. 

Thank-you Mr. Grib and Co., it was a splendid 
lagghj 

'What's that you say ? Might have sent someone 
eise who understood German ? Dear me now, I never 
thought of that!" 

sp;ntho. 




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OF THE S. S. JJICOYA AS 

"VICTORIA" IN" THE DEAR 

DEPARTrtl) AT TUE KRIVOLITY. 



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"That Heredity is more potent in making character 
than environment." 

"That a füll appreciation of art is a Symptom of 
insanity." 

"That the West has mor i to leim from the East than 
she has to tiach." 

"That the cire of the child by the s'ate is detrimental 
to the nation. 

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"THE PRIVATE SECRETARY" 



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INAUGURATION MEETING OF THE * * - / 

pOR some time past we had noticed cunous gatherings of 
*■ talented and other musicians talking in subdued voices and 
plotting bold, bad deeds after nightfall in the shed between 
Barracks 10 and 11, where in other days bot sausages were sold, 
and we were therefore hardly surprised when a general mee- 
ting of all musicians was held on the Third Grand Stand on 
Tuesday, the 15th of June, enabling us to enjoy the curious 
spectacle of a band of musicians trying to be business-like, 
whilst they founded a Society of their own. It is rather re- 
grettable, by the way, that they forgot to give their new So- 
ciety a name — still, you can't remember everything. 

Prof. Keel was elected Chairman and, after a few pre- 
liminary remarks, asked the meeting to settle down to the 
important task of electing a committee. The meeting seeimed 
quite ready to do this, with the exception of one wretched 
member, who would insist on def initely f orming a society bef ore 
electing a committee to guide its fortunes. 

It was somewhere about this stage of ths proceedings that 
the Chairman asked Mr. Bonhote "Are you taking down notes, 
Mr. Bonhote? You're secretary." We must admit to being 
rather startled at this question, no secretary having been elected 
yet; but apparently everything was alright, because Mr. Bonhote 
was seated at a table just below the Chairman with paper 
and pencil in front of him. 

A discussion, or perhaps a duet would descnbe it better, 
now arose-between the Chairman and another, as to what Po- 
sition the Society should take up with regard to the A. & S. U. 
The meeting, however, would not take up any definite position 
at all ; the majority were apparently so upset and astonished 
by anyone's daring to oppose the chairman's views, that they 
were unable either to speak or to vote on the subjeict. 

As a matter of fact we understand from our social spy 
that some of the musicians are rather sore with the A.. & S. U. 
because the latter do not consider Gounod classical. We are 
really surprised at the musicians. Don't they know yet liow 
populär Gounod's Faust is? 

The Chairman now came back to his pet theory of electing 
a committee, and read out a list of candidates somebody had 
drawn up. Other gentlemen were nominated ari ( d a general 
vote was about to be taken, when it was discovered that no 
decision had been arrived at as to the number of committee- 
men to be elected. This trifling difficulty having been success- 
fully overcome, and the number having been fixed at 6, ex- 
cluding the president, the following were elected: Mr. Bocquet, 
Chairman, Mr. Bainton, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Bonhote, Secre- 



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tary and Messrs. Peebles-Conn, Treharne, Dale, Weber, Keel 
and Pauer. 

If Mr. Bonhote can foresee the wishes of the committea 
with the same happiness that he foresaw the meeting's wishes 
with regard to himself , he should prove a very valuable man. 

Two members tied for the last place on the Committee 
so the President secured an easy Solution of the difficulty by 
ordering one of them to stand down. 

The election over, the Chairman thought "that would do 
for the present" and dismissed the meeting with a few kindly 
words. 

The whole affair was a fine example of that feeling of 
friendliness and sympathy which unites the musicians of the 
Camp. It was not ^even found necessary to take down the 
names and addresses of those present, so as to know who 
actually belonged to the Society, everyone presumably knowing 
everyone eise. T. G. 




Shouldyoa everfeel 

the need of sharpening old 
Gilette or other wafer blades 
or if you have a friend here 
or anywhere who has such 
requirementsplease remember 
that the patentee of the 

flLRITE STROPPER, 
R FELLOW RESIDENT 

here offers you the machine 
for 5 Mk., sold the world over 

at 7/6. 

RUH LEBEN STORES. 



POSTERS PÄINTED 

Initials written on 
portmanteaux, &c. 

BISHOP, Barrack 18 



CARPENTER 

SHELVES, CHAIRS, TABLES &c. 

at cheapest rates. 
WOOD, LATHS, NAILS, GAUZE, 
===== locks for sale! === 

Sl>ed bebind BABfiACK VII. 



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OFF1CIML TRJiDING STORES 

1. Alterations in prices will be notified on the price- 
lists hung outside the respective Stores. 

2. Efforts will be made — Firstly, to keep these 
articles constantly in stock, and Secondly, to intro- 
duce as many new articles as is possible. 

3. Any article with no price opposite, is, for that 
day, not in stock. 

4. Should any article be sold out during the day, 
this will be notified on the price-list. 

5. Please look at the price-list before "lining up". It 
will save you and the salesmen a lot of time. 



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I THE CAPTAINS HAVE NOW OPENED [ 

I an I 

i Outfitting Stores j 

5 WEARING APPAREL OF ALL KINDS. 1 

For further particulars see ? 

IPrice List outside Stores. J 
I 

? PREMISES NEXT TO RUHLEBEN | 

6»— ©*-*<•»•*- Theatre Box Office. ••-«©••*©*«© I 



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BOOTS AND SHOES IN STOCK. | 

For further particulars see 
Price List outside Stores. 

PREMISES NEXT TO RUHLEBEN 














IN OUR FIRST NUMBER WE HAD :: 
FIVE PAGES 

OF ADVERTISEMENTS 

IN TH1S NUMBER WE HA VE :: 

TWELVE pages 

OF ADVERTISEMENTS 

That is what our advertisers 
think of us as a medium. 



For terms apply to L. SPICER, Publicity Manager, 
•SS-S-S-S-SS-S-SS^ No. 2 Fleet Street .SSS-S-S-S-SS-S-S-S 



ADVERTISEMENT. 



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FFIOAL 




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Copy of fetter receiued 

fron? 
JßMES GERfiRD, Esq., 
ßmbassador of The United States of ftmerica, in Berlin. 

Mr. J. POWELL, Berlin, May 25^- 1915. 

Captain of the Camp, 

Engländerlager, Ruhleben. 

Sir, 

Your statement of account for the Camp Funds up tu and including 
April 10 l h- last was duly receiüed, and I am glad to knou) that the funds 
are so excellently managed and boo^s so ably k.ept. I herewith transmit to 
you the Auditor's certificate respecting the above mentioned statement, so 
that it may, as suggested, be posted up in the Camp. 



I am Sir, 
Enclosure. 
GMi CB/MC. 



Your obedient Serüant, 

(Signed) JAMES GERARD. 



(Copy.) 



ßuditor's Certificate, 



I hereby certify that I haue examined the boofys and vouchers pertaining to 
the preparation of the Financial Statement for the period ending 10^- April 
last, and haue much pleasure in stating that the above mentioned statement 
is a true and correct account of the Financial Transactions relating to the 
Camp Funds, as shotün by the bcof^s and vouchers. 

All payments made are in Order and correctly charged to their respective 
accounts, and the boofcs have been carefully and properly l^ept. 

(Signed) CHAS. BLOEDT, 
Auditor appointed 
by the American Embassy. 



Berlin, May 25&- 1915. 



STOP PRESS! 

Card playing is strictly 
forbidden! 



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GRAND VARIETY SHOW 



June 24 «\ 25 «•, 26 & 27 



th 



SKETCH! 

THE BARBER'S SHOP 
& STAR PROGRAMME 



Proceeds of First two shows for 
:: benefit of Music-hall Artistes :: 



Box Office open Wednesday June 23 rd 



M^^**^B^M^^a^^B^^«^^^^i 



and following riays. 4.30-6 p.m. 

Commence 6.30 p, m. 



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RUHLEBEN BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMP. 

Financial Statement to 10 th - April 1915. 



RECEIPTS: 

a) For Camp Fund ex American Fmbassy to 

cover distribution of Margarine, Sugar, etc. 
and general Camp expenses .... 

For Camp Fund ex Other Sources, viz: 

Donations O'Hara Murray, Esq , Cnllec- 
tions in Barracks, Proceeds ot Concerts, 
Variety Shows, Canteens, Boilers, Parcel 
Post Department, etc 

b) For Relief in Cash ex King Edward VII Fund 

c) For Relief in Cash (weekly) ex American 

Embassy 

EXPENDITURE: 

Relief afforded " 

General Camp Relief, Distribution of Mar- 
garine, Sugar. etc (a) 13,495.85 

General Camp Relief, through First Aid So- 
ciety (a) 779.58 

Weekly Relief in Cash ex Embassy . (c) 67,289.50 

King Edward VII Fund, Cash Listribution (b) 10,150. — 

Amount expended in Organisation and Upkeep 
of Camp, viz: 
Wages paid to interned prisoners (Latrines, 

Kitchens, Fatigue Parties, etc) . . (a) 3,195.2.0 

Dlsinfecting and Sanitary arrangements, Medi- 
cines, Hospital Expenses, Funeral Expen- 
ses, Office Books' and Stationery, Grand 
Stand Seating Accomoda ion and Stages, 
making good damage done to Camp pro- 
perty, Repairs to Windows, Purchase of 
Utensils such as Bread Cutting machines, 
Pails, Brooms, Watering Cans, etc. Shop 
Fixtures and Shelves Canteen Improve- 
m nts, Alteration to Parcels Post Depart- 
ment Office, Bridging Race Course Track, 
Deposit to Race Course Association for 
permission to use ground for playing pur- 
poses, etc. etc (a) 6,394.71 

101,304.84 

Cash in Hand and at Bank 11,891.41 

Stock in Trade at Canteens 20,266.32 

Sundry Debtors 1,933.73 

Items paid in advance, Rent. etc 353. — 

Sundry Creditors for Goods, etc supplied . 
Sundry Creditors for Cash on Deposit 



22,000.— 



21,458.90 
10,401 — 

69.000.— 



122,859.90 



9,032.73 
3,856.67 



135.749 30 135,749.30 



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for a hot day! 

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A 1 

B. M. & Co., 

lietweeo Barrack 5 & 8 



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supplied a' the shortest 
possible notice 

at Net Shop Prices. 

NO EXTRA CHARGE, 

NOT EVEN FOR 

POSTAGE. 

Apply between 2 p. m. 
and 4 p. m. to 

F.L.MQSSETT, 

Barrack 5, Box 22. 



s. 




Russian Tailor 

Grand Stand No. 1. 

(Next door to Catholic 
Chapel) 

ALL WORK DONE 
PERSOXALLY. 

ESTIMATES FREE. 

Home adress: 
Barrack 11, Box 26. 



DUTTON 

can get you anything you 
want in the sports line. 



Splendid bargains going 
in 

CRICKET BATS, 
CRICKET SHIRTS, 

ETC. 

Patronise harne industries! 

Shop opposite parcels-post 

^^^«■■■■™ of fice ^^^^^^^ 

Business hours: 8-ioa.m. 

: 2—3 p. m. 



J. S. PREUSS, Printer by Appointment to the Royal Court, Berlin S., Dresdenerstr. 43 




First- class Pedicure 



Professional Coiffeur. 



Barrack 6, Box 7. 



BUSINESS HOURS: 

8 — 11.30 a. m. 
1.30— 4 p.m. 

SUNDAYS & THURSDAYS: 

8—11.30 only. 



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Suits 
Trousers 



from M. 40 
from M. 12 



Summer Suits 

from M. 20 

Alterations, Repairs & Pressups 
at moderate prices. 




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